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By Vision Reporter

Added 11th June 2009 03:00 AM

RUGBY WORLDCUP 2011

UK based Rugby Cranes prop Gideon Kamya who has been nursing a strained muscle in the shoulder has been rested for the CAR semi-final/ 2011 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia at Kampala Rugby Club tomorrow.

RUGBY WORLDCUP 2011

UK based Rugby Cranes prop Gideon Kamya who has been nursing a strained muscle in the shoulder has been rested for the CAR semi-final/ 2011 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia at Kampala Rugby Club tomorrow.

RUGBY WORLDCUP 2011

By Douglas Mazune And Johnson Were

UK based Rugby Cranes prop Gideon Kamya who has been nursing a strained muscle in the shoulder has been rested for the CAR semi-final/ 2011 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia at Kampala Rugby Club tomorrow.

Kamya, who had been kept out of contact drills during training, passed a fitness test conducted by team doctor Leonard Were Wednesday evening but coaching director Chester Williams opted to rest him until the return leg.

“He passed a fitness test but we don’t want to risk in such a crucial game so I am resting him until the return leg in Tunisia,” Chester said. Cranes need a comfortable home victory before the second leg in Tunis in two weeks.

Kamya turns up for a UK South West division one side Bracknell RFC.

Brian Odongo and Oscar Echulu are the other props that would be on hand to replace Kamya.

The Tunisians were expected to jet in last night and train today at Kampala Club while the Cranes take a break after a month of hard work.

The Uganda team is sponsored by Western Union that injected in sh100m, uganda telecom, Bell Lager, UAP insurance, Coca Cola and G4S.

Meanwhile, the union yesterday launched its corporate social responsibility initiative.

The project focuses on introducing the sport in the war affected districts of Kitgum, Gulu and Pader as vehicle for social rehabilitation and also spread the sport.

The sh100m project, to be funded by the international rugby board (IRB ), was launched by NCS boss Jasper Aligawesa on behalf of international relations state minister Okello Oryem.

“We have set up sh100m budget and we shall be partnering with KKL in this noble cause,” URU boss William Blick noted.

Rugby Cranes squad:
R. Adigas, S. Mawanda, O. Ochulu, E. Butime, R. Mwisaka, J. Anguyo, M.Ochwo, M. Soita, R. Seguya, J. Kimuli, J. Musoke, A. Kinene, S. Olwoch, P. Kabazi, S. Wakabi.
Substitutes: A. Irumba, G. Kamya, A. Mubiru, P. Karumuna, D. Etuket, R. Ogwal. B. Onen.


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Profiles
Solomon Mawanda
Position: Prop
DOB: 29/04/1988
Debut: 2007
CAPS: 5
Weight: 118kg
Height: 5.8ft
Club: G4S Pirates
“I am in shape and ready for the game. If we work together as in training then we shall emerge victors.”
Mathias Ochwo
Position: Flanker No.7
DOB: 5/12/1981
Debut: 2002 in U-19
CAPS: 34
Weight: 95kg
Height: 6.9ft
Club: MTN Heathens
“We have to throw in more than we have and win the game with a bigger margin. Our focus should be on scoring more tries.”
Ronnie Mwisaka
Position: Lock
DOB: 24/08/1981
Debut: 2003
CAPS: 25
Height: 6.2ft
Club MTN: Heathens
“We have ever faced tough sides like against Namibia, Ivory Coast and we won. I am confident that we can win this game if we go set for that.”

Cranes ready

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